KSTP-TV, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Announces Expansion of its Evening News Team

(Left to Right) Dave Dahl, Leah McLean, Paul Folger, Jackie Cain and Joe Schmit will deliver your news at 10 p.m. on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. Photo: KSTP
(Left to Right) Dave Dahl, Leah McLean, Paul Folger, Jackie Cain and Joe Schmit will deliver your news at 10 p.m. on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.

September 25, 2018 03:40 PM

KSTP-TV, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS announces some exciting changes for its evening news team. To begin, Anchor Leah McLean, who has anchored the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts for the past 13 years will transition to an anchor/reporter role. The change will allow her the opportunity to do what she loves most, spend time in the community where she grew up and tell the important stories that matter to Minnesotans. McLean will continue to anchor the 5 p.m. newscast.

“This is something that I have been thinking about for quite some time, and I recently made the decision that I wanted to make this move. As a journalist, my first love is being in the middle of the action and seeing things as they happen up close,” McLean said. “I look forward to this new role where I can dig into issues and deliver stories that resonate with Minnesotans in our 10 p.m. newscast.”

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5 EYEWITNESS NEWS recognizes with new opportunities comes change and we are excited to introduce you to Jackie Cain who will be anchoring the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside anchor Paul Folger.

“We could not be more pleased with the addition of Jackie Cain to our evening news team,” said Anne Wittenborg, News Director for 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. “Jackie is looking forward to being a part of our community and excited to join Paul Folger, Dave Dahl, Joe Schmit and Leah McLean on the air.”

Cain joins 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS from WTAE-TV Action News 4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she was an anchor and reporter.

She is a proud honors graduate of West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media, where she was the main anchor of WVU NEWS, received the “Most Promising Journalist Award” and placed twice in the national William Randolph Hearst Journalism Competition.

Cain’s most memorable story was her coverage of the work of Dr. Bennet Omalu and his discovery of CTE during the autopsy of famed Steelers Center Mike Webster, which is now portrayed in the major motion picture “Concussion”. She also serves on the board of the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation.

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